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Safe driving: Fatal teen accidents halved in last decade

BLOOMINGTON - Fewer teens are dying on Illinois roads due to elevated driver's education programs, more parental involvement and increased awareness. To mark National Teen Driver Safety Week, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced teen driving deaths are down 51 percent since 2008. After

SOUTHWEST DAILY NEWS - 2017-10-21 10:00:00

Allsup: Beetles, bugs make their way indoors

Typically, Asian lady beetles are on the top of our home invader list in Illinois. They were released to help farmers with pecan aphids, but they like to invade our homes instead of overwintering in the cliffs of their native land. If there is a crack or crevice leading to the inside of your home, y

PANTAGRAPH - 2017-10-21 09:00:00

Recent Joliet Home Sales | Local Real Estate Guide

Looking for a home to buy? Or are you curious about recent home sale prices in Joliet? Maybe you just like looking at what's on the market. Whatever your inclination, you can find something in our Joliet Real Estate Guide thanks to our partners at realtor.com. image via realtor.com $192,000 on Octob

PATCH - 2017-10-21 08:22:59

Ride Along On A USAC Silver Crown Car As It Flies And Slides Around The Fastest Mile Dirt Track In The World

Springfield, Illinois is home to the "Springfield Mile", a virtual paradise for anyone who like dirt track racing. Why? They advertise this place as the fastest dirt mile in the world and since there really aren't all that many left, who are we to argue? The greatness of the place becomes immediatel

BANGSHIFT.COM - 2017-10-21 07:00:00

Ceremony pays tribute to Johnny Appleseed

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A special ceremony pays tribute to John Chapman, also known as Johnny Appleseed. Two bicentennial apple seed trees that are grown from the seeds of the original apple seed trees planted back in the 19th century now stand in the Stateline. Midway Village President David Byrnes

WIFR - 2017-10-21 06:21:00

What happened when a farming community came together to help a fallen friend

NIOTA, Ill. - At just 41-years-old, Matthew Hutson was far too young to die of natural causes. Hutson's family doesn't know why he suddenly collapsed on Oct. 11 and died in the emergency room just before 1 a.m. the next morning. The Nauvoo, Illinois, man was a healthy, happy, hard-working farmer who

HAWK EYE - 2017-10-21 06:01:00

Capitols: Five goals sink Central ‎Illinois‏

Verners Egle scored twice, and Michael Mancinelli, Branden Suter and Alex Broetzman each had goals as the Madison Capitols earned a 5-2 victory over the Central Illinois Flying Aces in a United States Hockey League game on Friday night at Capitol Ice Arena. Dryden McKay made 25 saves for Madison (2-

MADISON - 2017-10-21 05:30:00

Kewanee renames Madison Avenue in honor of WWII veteran

KEWANEE, Illinois (KWQC) - Members of the community gathered together to celebrate the renaming of Madison Avenue in honor of Walter Richards, a WWII veteran. Walter was wounded in Japan and died from pneumonia in Guam. "Earlier today I was thanking the Lord that it was a beautiful day and not cold

KWQC - 2017-10-21 05:29:00

Downtown pharmacist passing the torch

For well over half a century, Princeton Drug has been a fixture on the courthouse square in downtown Princeton. And for the past 39 years, this hometown landmark has been represented by a familiar face behind the counter, always ready to serve the people of the community. Rod Whittington first took

PRINCETON TIMES LEADER - 2017-10-21 05:00:00

Fort Massac tradition

Jace Atkinson (left) of Metropolis and Perry Riley Jr. of Granite City, Ill., display their historic Native American outfits in preparation for the 44th annual Fort Massac Encampment. Events start today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The encampment is one of Illinois' mos

PADUCAH SUN - 2017-10-21 05:00:00

Police: Man uses fishing line to steal change from car washes

BOARDMAN, Ohio - Ohio police are looking for a man who they say is reeling in money illegally from local car washes, WKBN reported. According to Boardman police, a man used a $20 bill attached to a fishing line to steal hundreds of dollars in change from car wash coin box machines. Police said that

ICFLORIDA.COM - 2017-10-21 04:14:11

Eight-vehicle pileup in Southern ‎Illinois‏ ends with only minor injuries

An eight-vehicle crash in Jefferson County ended with only minor injuries Friday. The pileup on Interstate 57 at 11:48 a.m. involved three semitrailers, a Chevrolet Silverado, Nissan Altima, Honda Odyssey minivan, Jeep Wrangler and a Pontiac Solstice. Of the 15 drivers and passengers, two were taken

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2017-10-21 04:02:00

Bears vs Panthers: Week 7 Preview with Cat Crave

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 24: Fans walk toward Soldier Field prior to the game between the Chicago Bears and the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Kena Krutsinger/Getty Images)We enlist the help of our friends at Cat Crave for our Bears vs Panthers Week 7 previe

BEARGOGGLESON.COM - 2017-10-21 03:58:11

Here Are The 10 Proposed ‎Illinois‏ Sites For Amazon

(CBS) - After weeks of anticipation, we now know the 10 proposed sites for Amazon to build its new headquarters - known as "HQ2" - in Illinois. Two are in the heart of the city. One site is right in the Loop and includes the redevelopment of the James R. Thompson Center. The other is just west, and

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-10-21 03:32:00

ISU homecoming weekend: road closures for weekend commute

Road closures are planned for Illinois State University's homecoming this weekend. Several streets will be closed beginning at 6:00 a.m. for the university's homecoming 5k run and parade on Saturday.College avenue, University street and North street will also be closed for the race. The homecoming

WEEK.COM - 2017-10-21 03:24:00

Charles Beck

Charles B. "Chuck" Beck, 88, of Tucson, Ariz., and formerly of Chebanse, passed away peacefully on Sept. 1, 2017, in Tucson, Ariz., after a three-month battle with declining health. He was born Aug. 20, 1929, in Chebanse, the youngest son of Charles Francis and Mary (McLaughlin) Beck. Chuck was very

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-10-21 03:19:00

Jacuzzi Tub, Heated Floors, Chef's Kitchen In Shorewood

Address: 25540 Prairiewood Ln, Shorewood, IllinoisPrice: $395,900Square Feet: 3106Bedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 3 Full and 1 Half BathsBuilt: 2006Features: Stunning Former Builders Model loaded with upgrades. Gorgeous home boasts a wide open floor plan w/over 3100 sq. ft & detailed woodwork throughout. Upon

PATCH - 2017-10-21 03:17:47

Q5: What's going down at the Wes Watkins Center?

Anthony Cambas is the Director of the Wes Watkins Center for International Trade and Development at Oklahoma State University. The Center is commonly known as the CITD and OSU ITC SBDC. He is a native of Tampa, Florida where I grew up and finished high school (class of 1984) and subsequently lived m

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-10-21 03:16:32

Birthday wish come true for ‎Illinois‏ boy battling a rare disease

BUDA, Illinois - Joey Bauer takes his time opening each card with care, it's the only thing this soon to be 13-year-old wants for his birthday. "We were hoping for a couple hundred cards to help his birthday and we've gone so way past that," said Bonnie Bauer, Joey's mother. More than 3,000 cards an

WQAD - 2017-10-21 03:09:39

More than $200M in spending cut from ‎Illinois‏ budget

SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has outlined more than $200 million in cuts it wants to make to Illinois' new budget, including to human services, agriculture programs and transportation. The cuts were presented in materials Rauner's budget office gave to the four legislative c

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-10-21 02:26:00

Warrant stop leads to two arrests

A car ride with a man whom police were looking for turned into felony drug charges for a Rochester woman, court records show. Jami Christine Lotti, also known as Jami Christine Bradshaw, 26, made her first appearance Wednesday in Olmsted County District Court, where she's been charged with two count

POST-BULLETIN - 2017-10-21 02:24:11

The October 19, 1989 Snowfall Over Part of the Tri-State

One of the earliest snowfalls on record occurred in the Tri-State in the early to late morning hours of October 19, 1989. The wet snow fell on fully-foliated trees, bending branches, but tree damage from the snow was confined to areas farther to the north where up to 10.5" fell in central & northern

WEVV.COM - 2017-10-21 02:16:08

Here They Are: The Illinois Amazon Sites

Rauner outlines $200 million in cuts to ‎Illinois‏ budget

Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has outlined more than $200 million in cuts it wants to make to Illinois' new budget, including to human services, agriculture programs and transportation. The cuts were presented in materials Rauner's budget office gave to legislative caucuses. Democratic Rep. Gre

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2017-10-21 01:31:00

Local marching bands prepare for Oktoberfest

Marching bands will participate in a parade on Saturday at 2 pm going west from 33rd and Maine Street The competition will be held in Flinn Stadium starting a 5 p.m. Marching Bands from Illinois, Missouri, and Iowa are preparing for Oktoberfest. The bands are part of a parade in Quincy that starts

WGEM.COM - 2017-10-21 01:13:00

A Special Evening With Rhonda Nelson & Wayne Nelson at The Town Theatre Dec. 15

CHILLICOTHE - Author Rhonda Nelson will be joined by her husband, Little River Band's lead singer Wayne Nelson, to promote her new book, "A Different Life," with an acoustic tour in December. The Nelsons, who celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary on Oct. 1, will be joined on the tour by two memb

PEKIN DAILY TIMES - 2017-10-21 00:24:29

New Details In Kenneka Jenkins Case

Police are looking for the two Chicago gang members who used a fake credit card to rent the hotel room, where 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins attended a party before she was found dead in the hotel's walk-in freezer on September 10. Authorities revealed the gang connection -along with a massive trove of

YAHOO! - 2017-10-21 00:12:43

Spotlight: Governor's plan puts profits before health

As a student of medicine, I was dismayed to learn of Gov. Rauner's recent proposal for annual emissions caps on Dynergy's coal-burning power plants in Illinois. Our air is already polluted. In Peoria and adjoining Tazewell County, the EPA measures two of the six "criteria" air pollutants known to ha

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2017-10-21 00:07:00

U Of I, U Of C, Northwestern Plan $1.2 Billion Research Hub In South Loop

Abducted 2-year-old South Milwaukee girl safe after police chase ends in Indiana

New Kenneka Jenkins video getting lit, dancing!!!